I made a 999 call for an ambulance when my wife went into the advanced stages of labour at home. Katie was the dispatcher who answered that day and, with the midwives delayed in traffic, she talked me through how to deliver my son over the course of the 11-minute call. Naturally this formed a bond between us.

Leo Hickman
Journalist and proud father


Every 999 call we receive is a potential news story, and so there is a lot of interest in what we do.

This means that we work with the local and national media to provide information about incidents across the capital, as well as arranging for journalists and programme-makers to follow our staff during the course of a shift.


News releases and statements

Recent news releases and statements are on our press releases page.
Read our news releases and statements.

News archive

Our older news statements and press releases are collected in our news archive.
Read our news archive.

TV and radio

We regularly appear on a number of TV and radio programmes.
Find out about the latest coverage.

Ambulance News

Ambulance News is our quarterly community newsletter providing you with news on what's happening in your ambulance service.
Read the latest edition of Ambulance News

Facebook and Twitter

We have official accounts on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. Our pages bring you the latest news about our work in the capital.
Find out how to become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

Alcohol-related calls

We're working hard to encourage people to drink more responsibly at key times of the year, to avoid putting additional pressure on the service that we provide.
Read more about alcohol-related calls.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Over 200 extra London ambulance staff on bicycles, motorcycles, ambulances and in teams on foot will be on duty at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Our work at the Jubilee weekend events

Road traffic collisions - #Crash24 

The BBC followed the London Ambulance Service for 24 hours on Tuesday 6 December as we responded to dozens of road traffic collisions across the capital.
How to follow #Crash24

Know your blood pressure

We offered free blood pressure checks to Londoners across the capital on Saturday 17 April to raise their awareness of stroke.
Read more about our know your blood pressure campaign

Use us wisely

Our aim is always to increase understanding of how we work, whether that be by encouraging sensible use of our service or raising awareness of some of the types of issues we face.
Find out how to use us wisely.

Give blood

By donating blood, you can help to save lives. Blood that you donate can be used to treat a range of illnesses such as all kinds of anaemia, bone marrow failure and leukaemia
Find out more about how to give blood 

Contact us

For any media enquiries, please either call or email the communications department.

The on-call communications officer can also be contacted through this number outside office hours.

Direct line: 020 7783 2286


Ambulance News - winter 2013

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